Widening Kemmannu Main Road - last stage of clearing buildings .....

Thomas Dsouza
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Widening Kemmannu Main Road - last stage of clearing buildings .....

Kemmannu, April 6,  2018: It’s 2 months since the Kemmannu road widening work began and we are in the last stage of clearing the portion of the buildings acquired for the purpose.

Inspite of initial fears, almost all shop owners and keepers have co-operated and the work is in the final stages of completion.

Out of the lengthiest stretch, Convent wall is already built and the work on the rebuilding of 700 feet long Church compound wall has begun.

On their part the contractor has started his work opening up additional portion and filling it with Jelli Mix.

Out of the total width of 30 feet acquired,  2 feet concrete drain will be built in one side of the road and the rest 28 feet is available for the road width and asplating.

The work is progressing well and expected to be completed by middle of May.


Old Post Office building, present owner Razzak Saheb, so co-operative to the project.

Last minute negotiations which turned very positive.

New Look of Late Srinivas Bhat Grocery


Bavy Katte Turning after the trimming.

Volunteers Beating the Summer Heat.

New Convent Compound Wall.

Sangam Hotel Building under the Hammer.

Mutta Poojary’s shop being pruned.

Shaving of Benna Master (Braan’s) Building.

Church compound wall demolition in progress.

Rare picture of two police vehicles crisscrossing kemmannu main road.


Kemmannu Parish Priest Fr. Victor having a look at the Church compound wall demolition works.

Kemmannu Church cemetry after the demolition of wall.

Trimming of Jolly Ice Cream Building was done the presence of owner Mr. Khalil.

Trimmed Late Nery Lewis building near Hotel Krishna Bhavana

Work on old Telephone building OPP. Convent on 12-03-2018.

Pruning of erstwhile Swagath Hotel today 10-08-2018

Pruning of Mahabala Shettys Building today 10-03-2018

Clearing near Lobo Compound Today (08-03-2018)

Clearance near Kemmannu Bridge as on 04-03-2018

Pramod Madwaraj visits Kemmannu to inspect progress of road widening.

Kemmannu, March 2, 2018:
Minister for Fisheries, Sports and Youth affairs minister Mr. Pramod Madhwaraj visited Kemmannu to take firsthand look and inspect the progress of the road widening project. The minister was happy that good progress has been made within the last couple of weeks and assured his support.

The minister personally met few of the building owners who have whole heartedly supported by agreeing to dismantle part of their buildings. He was accompanied by local leaders Mrs. Veronica Cornelio, the driving force behind the project, Kemmannu Panchayat President Mrs. Fauzia Sadiq, Mr. Rahamathulla Thonse, Mr. Gururaj Bhat, Mrs. Sulochana, Ex Panchayat member and man of the moment Mr. Arun Fernandes, Civil work Contractor Mr. Archibald Menezes and other leaders and Panchayat Members.

The road widening work is progressing well with about 50% of the work completed so far. Majority of the shop owners have voluntarily agreed to prune the part of their building, however, a few are still undecided about their willingness. Local leaders are hopeful that ultimately all will co operate and the project will be completed within a couple of months.

Mr. Pramod Madhwaraj thanked Mrs. Jessy D’souza for willingly demolishing her compound wall and re-building by her own.

Minister with Mr. Manjunath of Iconic Late Bhat Grocery shop.

Minister with Mr. Baskar



Comments on this Article
Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai Mon, April-9-2018, 3:49
Mera Kemmennu Badal Gaya Hai ...
A resident, Kemmannu Sat, April-7-2018, 2:21
After watching the snaps, shall we say nothing is impossible in this world or where there is will there is a way?

Kudos to all those who work behind this project. May God bless them.

Rajesh, Malpe Sat, April-7-2018, 2:14
Finally we will have a modern road in kemmannu...God bless all the people who donated, volunteering and worked behind this. Jai ho...
James Fernandes, Barkur Chicago Sat, April-7-2018, 2:47
Short term pain for long term gain.

Nothing goes in vain. Let there be rain by planting grain. What next a bullet train?

Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai Sat, March-3-2018, 8:35
I am glad people have willingly demolished their wall and are willing to give up part of their property for road widening.

I will appreciate if Mr. Pramod Madwaraj organizes some resources from the Government to rebuild the Boundary wall ...

Donald J Trump, Queens, NYC Sat, March-3-2018, 2:35
Keep up the good work. Someone in the comment below was blaming that Kemmannu will become a commercial place. What I see is a good road expansion project to ease the traffic. Good work should be always appreciated and not make it into an essay to shed your fake tears.
Richard Crasto, Kemmannu Sat, March-3-2018, 5:09
ಕೆಮ್ಮಣ್ಣಿನ ಪೇಂಟೆಯ ರಸ್ತೆ ಇಂದು ಅಗಲವಾದ ಕಾರಣ ಶಾಲ ವಿಧ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಜೀವದ ಭಯ ದೂರವಾಗಿದೆ. ತುಂಬ ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು ನಿಮಗೆಲ್ಲರಿಗೆ ಪುಣ್ಯ ಕಟ್ಟಿಕೊಂಡ್ಡಿದ್ದಿರಿ ನೀವು. ಆಶ್ಚರ್ಯವಾಗುತ್ತಿದೆ ಕೆಮ್ಮಣ್ಣಿನ ರಸ್ತೆಯ ಅಗಲಿಕರಣ ನೋಡಿ. ಇಂದು ಇ ರಸ್ತೆಯ ಅಗಲಿಕರಣಾವಾಗಿದ್ದ ಕಾರಣ ವಹಾನ ಸಂಚರ ಸುಗಮವಾಗಿದೆ ವಯಸ್ಕರಿಗೂ ಶಾಲ ವಿಧ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳಿಗೂ ಪಾದಚಾರಿಗಳಿಗು ಇ ರಸ್ತೆಯನ್ನು ಬಳಸಿ ತಮ್ಮ ದ್ಯೆನಂದಿನ ಚಟುವಟಿಕೆಗಳಿಗಾಗಿ ಸುರಕ್ಶಿತವಾಗಿ ಸಾಗುವುದು ಒಂದು ಇ ಶತಮಾನದ ಸಾಧನೆಯಾಗಿದೆ! ನಮ್ಮೂರಿನ ಜನರೆಲ್ಲ ಹೇಳುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ... ಸ್ವರ್ಣ ನದಿ ಪಡುಕುದ್ರು ಹೊನ್ನಪ್ಪ ಕುದ್ರು ಅವ್ಯೆಜ್ಞಾನಿಕ ಸಂಪರ್ಕ ಸೇತುವೆ ,ಮತ್ತು ಕಸದಿಂದ ಸ್ವರ್ಣನದಿ ಕಲುಷಿತ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಯನ್ನು ಬಗೆಹರಿಸಿದ್ದಲ್ಲಿ ಚುನಾವಣೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಗೆಲುವು ಖಂಡಿತ. ಜ್ಯೆ ಭಾರತ.
honeywell, Kemmmannu/ Dubai Wed, February-21-2018, 2:31
People who are tired of reading same news should shutdown their laptops and go out and take some fresh air, rather than giving negative comments and discouraging the editor who is doing a tremendous job even after his tight schedule..
Maxim, Kukude Mon, February-19-2018, 10:17
Thomas D’souza is doing a great job and we should all support him.
Herman Dsouza, Kemmannu/ Bahrain Mon, February-19-2018, 2:55
Main purpose of kemmannu.com is to report local news for people who are staying far away. For national and international news we have enough news papers TV channels. Those who going fish market everyday have an opportunity to see live pictures while having tea at Krishna Bavana.

Please don’t discourage our only local reporter Mr.Thomas Dsouza. In spite of his busy schedule he is doing his best to update the live pictures. Please continue the news till the timmannakudru bridge is over.

James Fernandes, Barkur Chicago Mon, February-19-2018, 12:22
The road needs a namakarana.
Sadananda, Kemmannu Sun, February-18-2018, 10:37
With due respect to viewers opinion, for us Kemmannites it was mission impossible until the road work began.

Due to the efforts of local leaders, it looks like mission possible.

Let the article remain as a front page article for sometimes as this is an sentimental issue coupled with joy of achievement.

James Fernandes, Barkur Chicago Sun, February-18-2018, 6:42
Children consuming two table spoonful of coconut oil orally: Is it healthy for the heart? Any comments? Half a cup may be bad.
Patrick L. Lewis, Those- Kallianpur/Dubai Sun, February-18-2018, 12:05
I like the news coming in Kemmannu.com regarding this road work. Let the Road work news continue.
John, Santakatte / Abu Dhabi Sun, February-18-2018, 9:10
Good job Webmaster - keep it up.

People should appreciate when something good is happening, Dr Gerald Pinto if you are not happy no issues, but please don’t give negative comment. There may be hundreds of people abroad checking this on a daily basis.

When people need help they come to gulf countries for help, now when there is something good is happening after so many years you people have problem.

Dr Gerald Pinto, Kallianpur Sat, February-17-2018, 9:42
Are you going to continue this as main news till work is complete?I am tired of reading.
Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore Sat, February-17-2018, 10:41
Yesterday I visited Kemmannu and I was impressed with these developments. I also met Thomas and his team at the site at 6 pm ...
Christon, udupi Fri, February-16-2018, 9:16
For the record, no single building is completely demolished.

It’s sort of shaving front part which is inevitable.

In any part of the world development comes at a cost.

James Fernandes, Barkur Chicago Fri, February-16-2018, 7:36
Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress - Mahatma Gandhi.

A time will come in here when coconuts will grow in Apna Baazar.

Will be useful while relocating v to Mars as some of us to Bombay or other places.

ganapathi, hoode Fri, February-16-2018, 6:08
Fentastic. Nice to see our kemmannu with wide roads. Heartfelt thanks and salute to the land owners without their cooperation this exercise wouldnt have happened. God bless them all. Well done panchayath members for motivating them. Jai kemmannu.
Anand, Moodu Tonse Fri, February-16-2018, 3:38
Instead talking, you can help to rebuild all demolished shops. For your information people of Kemmanu need wide roads. Shopkeeper will reconstruct thier shops once road job finished.Do u want see kemmanu with good road or want to see kemmanu without any development?
Nirmala d’sa, Kemmannu Thu, February-15-2018, 10:36
So sad to see our village is turning to commercial place. I stayed in kemmannu in childhood. and all my childhood is spent seeing these buildings and shops. It was a part of me and my memories. now all are demolished.

Kemmannu will be a changed place. no more village atmosphere. Next time when i visit kemmannu i will miss all those shops and people.

Why like this ??? development should be done with the cultural value of a place in mind.

Sameer Baikadi, Thonse/Saudi Thu, February-15-2018, 8:46
It was really nice to see the mark towards development work of Kemmannu bottleneck city and It is great work from Kemmannu Panchayat team and Veronica and rest of the team, Thank you for your kind support and your initiative including Sadik and President on their presence all the time it really motivating others. Well done team and congratulations.

I really thank Kemmannu.com team for their daily updates and keep posting the pictures and we feel happy to see every moment.

Thank you to all

PK, Padukudru Thu, February-15-2018, 3:36
I think Mr. Norbert Olivera has raised a valid point about water sharing. Hope he will find the justice from the authorities.

Also for a thought - The Residents near main road who belong to Muduthonse grama can be included in Paduthonse ( May be till Mudalakatta..as 100% they make use of the main streets and facilities of Paduthonse/Kemmannu, just think and re-think..

PK, Padukudru Thu, February-15-2018, 3:26
Good developments, God bless all who donated and devoted....
Mohammed Sadik, Hoode/Dubai Wed, February-14-2018, 11:13
Well done Madam Mrs Fouziya Sadik and Team and Special Thanks to Madam Mrs Veronica Cornelio and our MLA Pramod for takig personal interest to solve the dail problems of Kemmanites and all the people passing from this stretch.

I can see the main bottleneck is getting ease but what about hampankkatta 90 degree bend.hampankaata and bavikatta’s are two major bottlenecks on this road and the stretch between carmel school and kemmannu lower.

Thank you Mr. Thomas for your daily updates and to bringing the glimpses of hometown updates on our screens, its a different pleasure to watch growth of hometown sitting miles away.

Norbert Oliveira, Kemmannu Tue, February-13-2018, 11:12
We r staying at the border of moodthonse grama and we don’t have any facility given . Especially water facility. Even after MLA Pramod Madwaraj gave us the permission to use water from Paduthonse ,but Paduthonse panchayath is not ready to give us the water. Paduthonse people get all the facilities but moodthonse don’t.now they want land from moodthonse people to extend the road but they haven’t even bother to give us water facility. There’s no problem in cutting trees if they grow new ones ,but they don’t grow and spoil the environment also .
G Madhava Rao, Kemm/Bengaluru Mon, February-12-2018, 5:45
There is a different version on the stretch being taken for widening. One of my friends said that the stretch taken for widening is from Dr Devidas Bhat shop to river side. Then it’s a waste exercise.

Kemmannu Road should be widened atleast from Hampankatta turning to river. There should not be any disparities while taking developmental works. From Hampankatta to old post office building, there are very few buildings on both sides.So that not much damages. Only owners should part with few coconut trees.

From old post office building almost all buildings need to be demolished.And some compensation should be given to build new shops at the same place.Any developmental works attracts brickbats and bouquets. But looking at the future of Kemmannu, a small donation plays a big role.

K.M.HANEEF TONSE, dubai Sat, February-10-2018, 3:57
ಲೇಪಿಸುವೆವು ನಾವು ಒಡೆದ ಮನಗಳಿಗೆ

ಪ್ರೀತಿ ಮಲ್ಲಿಗೆಯ ಸುಗಂಧವನ್ನು

ತೊಡೆದು ಹಾಕುವೆವು ಮನದ ದೂರಗಳನ್ನು

ಸಂಬಂಧ ಬೆಸೆದು ಏಕತೆ ಮೂಡಲೆಂದು...

Christon D Souza, udupi Fri, February-9-2018, 10:22
Fully endorse Mr. Mahesh Gadiyaar’s views. Saving the environment along with development is very important for us and for our next generations.

Even in Kemmannu where we thought we were inhaling sea fresh air, no more the case. Air pollution, May be caused by Mega factories in Manglorean is affecting us too. Coconut tree leaves are coated with an tar like substance. Common cold and flu which used to cured in days pro-longs for months.

Yes as a citizen I will convey the message to the local leaders about green environment.

Nandakishore, Kemmann Fri, February-9-2018, 5:41
Great job......good work...thanks to Kemmannu Panchayat Team.
An Resident, Kemmannu Fri, February-9-2018, 12:09
Yes Sir, Mahesh Gadiyaar, in a outset We should thank all our elders who involuntary donated their bit of land for bullock cart moment and ultimately to bus services.

Aren’t we being citizens of this beautiful village are to obliged ?for development!

Mahesh Gadiyar, kemmannu Thu, February-8-2018, 8:10
Development is good for any city,state or country. I could see lot of tree’s are being removed, which kept our surrounding and us healthy.

As part of this project we should keep count on the number of tree’s that would be removed, and replace each with at least 2 new plants on both sides of the road so that we will keep our environment safe.

We are already feeling the difference in the kemmannu weather. Planting new tree’s will at least try to maintain the balance in atmospheric changes due to development.

If possible we should use Solar panels for street lights .

Maxim, Kukude Thu, February-8-2018, 1:15
Government Agencies should compensate, Common man and senior citizens are already burdened with Paying Taxes.

Panchayat gets funds from State and Central Schemes they should compensate that is why we should elect smart leaders...

A Resident, Kemmannu Wed, February-7-2018, 1:31
Yes Mr. Anand you have a very valid point. All vehicle owners have suffered the road blocks and inconvenience for long.

Thanks for local leaders who have daringly taken this project as an challenge. It’s not their but every residents project. Let’s support it.

Let Kemmannu.com in association with the local leaders start a fund raising, which I am sure all will contribute.

Zameer Baikadi, Hoode / Al Khobar Wed, February-7-2018, 1:22
Glad to see development in Kemmannu which was almost stagnant for last 30 years.

Appreciate Panchayat President for her helping hand on the site.

Anand, Tonse Wed, February-7-2018, 1:18
Why not beneficiaries of this road pool some money and help to build the demolished walls.

When people donate so much money for religious places, why not help for road widening. Church, temple, social service association should come together and form kemmannu road widening committee.

I am sure local will help for this project. Even Kemmannu.com can take initiative to start this fund.

Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai Tue, February-6-2018, 4:20
Mera Kemmennu Badal Raha Hai ...
Mark, kemmannu Tue, February-6-2018, 2:00
It is good move. I feel that land owner should be compensated....
James Fernandes, Barkur Chicago Mon, February-5-2018, 10:03
Hope all those people will not have to pay a single medical bill because they will be blessed with excellent health for the rest of their lives. Such is the compensation for their sacrifice for the good of the society. Sorry doctors. Remember them at Eid, Ram navami and Christmas with a coconut.
Rajesh, Malpe Mon, February-5-2018, 9:23
Well done, its already overdue.... hope some good Samaritan will come forward to bear the cost of demolished parts.....Good Job.
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